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2008 BMW 325 vs. 2009 BMW X5

To start off, 2009 BMW X5 is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2008 BMW 325. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2008 BMW 325 would be higher. At 4,799 cc (8 cylinders), 2009 BMW X5 is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2009 BMW X5 (350 HP @ 6300 RPM) has 161 more horse power than 2008 BMW 325. (189 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2009 BMW X5 should accelerate faster than 2008 BMW 325.

Both vehicles are four wheel drive (4WD) - it offers better handling, traction, and control in all driving conditions compared with front wheel drive or rear wheel drive vehicles. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2009 BMW X5 (475 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 230 more torque (in Nm) than 2008 BMW 325. (245 Nm @ 3500 RPM). This means 2009 BMW X5 will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2008 BMW 325. 2009 BMW X5 has automatic transmission and 2008 BMW 325 has manual transmission. 2008 BMW 325 will offer better control over acceleration and deceleration in addition to better fuel efficiency overall. 2009 BMW X5 will be easier to drive especially in heavy traffic.

Compare all specifications:

2008 BMW 325 2009 BMW X5
Model 325 X5
Year Released 2008 2009
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2494 cc 4799 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 8 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 189 HP 350 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6300 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 475 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 3400 RPM
Engine Bore Size 84 mm 93 mm
Engine Stroke Size 75 mm 88.3 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 11.0:1 10.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline - Premium Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD 4WD
Transmission Type Manual Automatic
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Length 4480 mm 4860 mm
Vehicle Width 1750 mm 1940 mm
Vehicle Height 1440 mm 1770 mm
Wheelbase Size 2730 mm 2940 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10 L/100km 14.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 63 L 85 L


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